Living in South Africa, we are fortunate to enjoy some of the best weather in the world. In fact, did you know that the holiday town of Mossel Bay officially has the second most moderate climate in the world, next to a small town in Hawaii? As such, it only makes sense that outdoor living forms such a big part of our culture.

Whether it’s congregating around the braai, playing cricket on the lawn with the kids, or simply relaxing on the veranda with an enjoyable book, South Africans spend a lot of time outdoors. To this end, you’ll also find that most homes have been designed with an indoor/outdoor living space, which allows the owners to make the most of their yard.

One of the best ways to ensure that you utilise your outdoor spaces to its full extend is to have an adaptable shading solution in place. Here are a few cost-effective ways in which you can transform your al fresco areas into a multi-functional living space with conservatory awnings:

Update the look & feel with contemporary finishes

You are much more likely to use your outdoor spaces if you enjoy the way it looks out there. After all, you take great care to decorate your home according to your taste, so why not do the same outside? Sundial offers a range of conservancy awnings in a wide variety of fabrics, with colour co-ordinated components that will transform any conservatory, pergola or open space into a stylish destination. This includes high quality fabrics like Markilux, Serge Ferrari, Dickson & Sheerweave.

Control the climate in glass-covered areas

Glass-covered areas can get very warm very quickly during our hot summers, which often means that people will go out of their way to avoid these spaces. Now you can control the climate beneath your glass-covered areas with conservancy awnings. These specialised awnings can be installed either on top of or below a pergola or conservatory, and individual solutions can be created for trapezoid or triangular windows. The possibilities are endless.

Motorise your shade system for ease & convenience

Putting up and taking down an umbrella can be time-consuming. This is why perfectly lovely outdoor spaces often go unused during the height of summer – no one feels like lugging around the heavy base and moving it again when the sun shifts an hour later. Now you can cut down on the manpower by simply installing a conservancy awning with a handy crank-operated system, or even invest in a fully-motorised unit that will create a shady nook at the push of a button.

These are just a few of the ways in which you can create a multi-functional living space with conservatory awnings. For more information on how you can transform your home or business premises with innovative sunshade products, get in touch with a Sundial representative today. We have branches in Cape Town and Gauteng, and are more than happy to assist you in tailoring a shade solution that suits your budget and requirements.

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